It is finally the end of the Genius Project. I am so happy to see how far I've gone and how much I learned throughout these few months. I accomplished to learn new ways to control anxiety and depression and I am soon going to teach it to all of my classmates. I appreciate this project so much because it helped me become more independent. This project has truly changed a big part of me and even helped me through the most unbelievable things.
This project made me learn so much about myself. I was able to realize my passion towards therapy. Before starting this project, the though ran across my head and I thought it would be a great thing to do in the future, but I didn't put much attention towards it because I wasn't certain. This project helped me realize that I had a big passion for helping people with anxiety and depression and for this reason I want to become a therapist in the future.
Something that became very frustrating to me was the fact that we had to constantly keep up with a plan that we created in the beginning of the project. It becomes difficult to keep up with after a certain period of time because this isn't the only project we work on for school and somethings take longer than others. I hate to fall behind so I constantly challenge myself to keep up.
One thing I wish I had done differently is to start my final product from the very start. The thing about my final project is that I was originally was choosing to do just a presentation, but had to add something else because I wasn't informed that it didn't count as a final product. If I had started my final presentation from the beginning, I probably wouldn't have been so stressed out at the end. I know I said things went very smoothly, but the thing about this is, I had everything under control and then I reached the end of the year and all my final project started piling up and stressing me out completely.
Some advice that I have for next years sophomores is get their final product started at the beginning, stay on track with all the steps so you won't be having to do it last minute, and choose a topic that you are actually interested because this project is the longest one of them all this year and the topic is something you are going to be frequently talking about, and you don't want to be doing something that is boring.